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Parish priest leaves €1m in will

Published 14/11/2011 | 05:00

AN Irish priest who spent more than 30 years in an English diocese has left a legacy exceeding €1m. The late Canon Joseph Cahill, originally from Gurteen, Ballacolla, Co Laois, left an estate valued at €1,048,038. He passed away on March 28, 2011.

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He was the parish priest at St Vincent de Paul Church in Knutsford, in the diocese of Shrewsbury, England, for more than 30 years. The source of his legacy is not clear. However, it is likely that any property that he owned was included in the will, according to a spokesman for the Catholic Church.

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Irish Independent

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